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Policy Assistant

Commodities and Trade

Overall description

We are looking for a bright, well-organized, and self-motivated Policy Assistant to join our commodities team.

The Policy Assistant is a member of the Commodities Team whose primary duties are to provide administrative support to the Policy Team. The Policy Assistant will manage a variety of administrative tasks as well as contribute to the policy work within a highly collaborative department.

As the Commodities Team member, this position has a strategic role, as the organisation of internal and external meetings and the good flow of communication between the Secretariat and member organisations is pivotal to the day-to-day functioning of our organisation.

This position will require superior attention to detail, great organisation, and prioritization skills, as well as the ability to plan ahead and meet tight deadlines with a high degree of care and diplomacy. As Copa and Cogeca are involved in EU public affairs, a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as professionalism in dealing with high-level politicians and stakeholders is of vital importance.

The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills in English and a good understanding of French and possess the ability to not only complete complex tasks but the willingness to innovate and propose new working methods to streamline processes and improve efficiency. Furthermore, we are looking for a candidate with strong experience on IT tools, specialized software or datasets.

He/she is expected to think independently, react with the appropriate urgency to situations that require a timely response, while maintaining the confidence to ask for guidance when necessary. Finally, we are looking for a candidate who shows the same level of commitment to all kinds of tasks - from the most technical to the most operational ones.

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